Texas High Court Weighs TV Station's Defamation Defense

Law360, Houston (September 13, 2012, 7:48 PM EDT) -- A television news station on Thursday argued to Texas’ high court that it could not be sued for defamation over a story it broadcast about a brain surgeon’s legal troubles because it was not required to prove the truth of the underlying allegations.

Austin-based CBS affiliate KEYE-TV told the Texas Supreme Court that a 2004 investigative story it aired highlighting a state disciplinary sanction Byron D. Neely received for refilling his own personal medications and separate allegations made in two malpractice lawsuits was an accurate reporting...
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